"Most home and small offices really don't need more than one CD
burner. Even many large companies only need one, or maybe two. Yet
it only takes a few frustrating episodes to convince you that a few
extra burners would be a good idea, especially if one of them was
in your machine. Before you run out to purchase this new equipment,
consider taking an older machine and setting it up by itself, with
no other purpose than to be a CD burner.
"Put it on the network and you don't even have to go to that
machine's console to do anything but swap media, thanks to an
interesting tool called webCDwriter. All you need is a machine with
a CD writer installed within it, and a Linux distribution running
kernel 2.2.x or later..."